[dranch at trinnet.net: [yh] Linux 2.4.6 has a semi-serious umask bug..]

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at highos.com
Thu Jul 19 19:33:40 PDT 2001


I don't run 2.4 on any production machine..but i know some of you do,
problably ;)

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From: "David A. Ranch" <dranch at trinnet.net>
Subject: [yh] Linux 2.4.6 has a semi-serious umask bug..
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 19:28:05 -0700
To: "Sys Admins": ;

*** {01.29.005} Linux - Linux 2.4.x kernel doesn't set UMASK

A vulnerability was found in the 2.4.x Linux kernels that causes
the kernel to not properly set the UMASK. This could result in the
creation of certain files with world-writable permissions.
This vulnerability has been confirmed and will be fixed in the
2.4.7 kernel.
Source: SecurityFocus Bugtraq
|  David A. Ranch - Linux/Networking/PC hardware         dranch at trinnet.net  |
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